Thursday, 10 March 2011

Mad March!

So March arrived...
... and already we're nearly half way through!

The flowers at this time of year are just beautiful; tulips, lilac, viburnum, hyacinths... a real touch of spring. I just wish we could get hold of more good quality British grown narcissus and daffodils, people will are not prepared to pay a premium for Dutch grown regardless of the stem length!

Lots of events are looming.

First we have Mother's day in 3 weeks time on April 3rd (our favourite peak period he says with tongue in cheek!), followed by Easter on April 24th - not such a busy time anymore but still a great opportunity to dress the shop windows and eat chocolate! (Speaking of which, new Chococo stock will be in soon, can't wait - must admit the couple of Christmas items that were left unsold have found their way home into our "treat cupboard"!)

Sandwiched in between these is the first of the D&D Designs Luxury Floral Design workshops at Hotel Terravina on April 13th - this will be a great morning of creativity and a fab lunch to boot.

Also on April 7th we are presenting a floral demonstration for Bournemouth & Poole College, all part of the floristry departments big competition night. Please call us for details of that one on 01202 553318.

... and then before we know it, Chelsea Flower Show will upon us and with a few sleepless nights and long days the fantastic exhibit entitled "A Sense of Perspective" will be revealed...

The Mini Version
It will look stunning! Due to it's shear size though the first time we actually see the real prop in place will be in the Great Pavilion - then just the small job of decorating it!

Finally, I have the small task of completing the pictures for my forthcoming book - due for release in the early summer (fingers crossed!). I love the way the designs have taken shape and I've had had great fun experimenting and using materials in different ways - really looking forward to sharing it with the world.

A little taster of the book!

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